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1. Not only new but the very first or one of a kind. Original implies 'genuine' but (unlike 'new') not necessarily 'unused,' and (unlike 'novel') not necessarily 'imaginative.'
2. Signed (executed) and, usually, stamped official document which may be reproduced as facsimiles. An original document can exist as two or more 'copies,' each one of them marked 'original' and having equal legal force.

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The prototype for the new kids' toy was very original and the boss thought all the kids would love it this Christmas.
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When trying to decide what to do for a new product try to be original and think outside of the box.
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In compliance to human resource regulations, new employees must submit original documentation stating their citizenship status and availability to work.
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